Screenplay Competition Finalists

Finalists announced in BBFF2019 Screenplay Contest The finalists in the 2019 Byron Bay Film Festival Screenplay Contest have been announced and the winners will be presented at the red carpet Closing Night Gala on Saturday, October 26. The winner will receive $1500 cash prize, plus the latest screenwriting software from Final Draft. The second and

BBFF 2018

BBFF2018 Winners Announced

Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson’s ‘Woman at War’ was environmentally themed delivered in an imaginative, quirky and often humorous way, took both Best Dramatic Feature and Best Film at this year’s BBFF Closing Gala on October 21st. After a massive 10 days of local and international, short and feature film, showcasing both drama and doco, the Byron Bay Film

Sharkwater – Extinction BBFF’s Closing Gala Film

Early Bird Tickets to BBFF’s Gala Opening Night and Closing Parties – as well as Flexi-Passes are available now at www.tix.bbff.com.au Our Opening Night Film will be announced next week BBFF2018’s Closing Gala feature is a memorial to remarkable conservationist Sharkwater: Extinction has been announced as the film at the centrepiece of the Closing Gala

BBFF Showcase at Cannes Film Festival

For the second year running the Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF), will be presenting a Virtual Reality (VR) session entitled Australian Immersion at the Cannes Film Festival.  The session is part of Next, the innovation hub of the Cannes festival’s Marché du Film, one of the largest film markets in the world.  A combination of live action, animation, documentary and dance, the works make

BBFF2017 Winners

We are delighted to announce the award winners of the festival: BEST FILM AWARD One Less God Director: Lliam Worthington BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE  Jungle Director: Greg McLean Honourable Mention: An American in Texas Director: Anthony Pedone BEST SURF FILM Heavy Water Director: Michael Oblowitz BEST ANIMATION Loving Vincent Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM

Byron Bay International Film Festival Screenplay Competition Winners

Local Byron Shire screenwriter and filmmaker, Clare Sladden, has won the inaugural 2017 Byron Bay International Film Festival Screenplay Contest for her screenplay Broken Head. Contest Director, Pim Hendrix, presented the US$2500 first prize and Final Draft Screenwriting software package to the writer at the festival’s final night gala at the Byron Community Centre on October

Creative Canada

A decade of artistic connection between Byron Bay Film Festival and the Canadian filmmaking community has this year been formalised into a showcase program called Creative Canada. Highlighting the best of Canadian culture from across the country – in film, music and the emerging realities mediums – Creative Canada is based on our nations’ common